“He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I trust.
He delivers me from the snare
of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He covers me with His feathers,
and under His wings I take refuge …
I AM not afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday …
Because I have made the Lord
my dwelling place
no evil shall befall me
nor any plague come near my dwelling place.”
Adaptation of Psalm 91: 2-10 into the first person. These words written thousands of years ago could have been written for today. If we are not standing firmly on our faith and have an unshakeable relationship with the Divine, we will be tossed about like a rudderless ship that capsizes as waves smash it into a watery grave.
About the Hawk picture.
Friday, as I was speaking with a delightful delivery woman in my driveway, a Juve Red-tail Hawk flew to my neighbors’ house peak. Both of us stood riveted in awe. Of course I ran for my camera. As I looked upon this magnificent bird of prey who is learning to fend for himself, I was comforted knowing this bird was a strong message saying explicitly God is watching out for me. Notice in the picture how he is looking directly at me.
This has not been the only message I’ve received lately. Despite me struggling to “feel” my Connection with the Divine, one message after the other within a three day span occurred, all reassuring me of Protection and pointing me to the place where I have previously been instructed to stand.
Which is, seek and listen only to my Inner Voice. And stay there. Yesterday I officially walked away from listening to man’s voice, returning to where I belong …. ONE with Divinity. I have died a thousand deaths while falling into the nightmare that is unfolding everywhere instead of holding steady with Mother, Silence and the Word.
Years ago I had been told to practice listening only to my heart, which is the foundation of how I live today. When my world viciously ripped apart without any warning, I turned my eyes to the world, leaning on voices of human knowledge I believed true to guide me. Not even those voices I will listen to any longer for even they caused me acute anxiety. I’m back where I belong and I do not plan on going anywhere. And how relieved I AM!
The Message was received.
*In order to understand those who have foregone faith, I myself had to experience the fear-hell too many are trapped in. With understanding, Compassion is birthed.*
Photography/ “The Message” /August©AmyRose
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